The room was spacious and clean.
The view from the lanai was fantastic!
Check-in went smoothly.
Above all, the owner is always ready to give helpful advice and information.
This property showed the most amazing sunsets. I loved eating breakfast on the balcony and sitting on the balcony while the sun went down. It’s a quick drive to down town area, and a quick walk to a marketplace with a taco food truck. Great location.
Everything you could ever want! Very clean, nice decor, great views, and Mike was even available for me to ask questions. Couldn’t ask for anything more ! Except maybe air conditioning … but that’s part of the Hawaii experience right? :)
We had a great stay at this ocean view condo. The kitchen was very well stocked which made the little bit of cooking that we did a breeze! The host shared a wealth of very useful information that helped us plan our adventures around the Big Island. The beach chairs came in handy for trips to the surrounding beaches. Easy access and well located for day trips on the west side of the island. Mahalo!
The view was amazing, sleeping right next to the ocean is so great. Loved the location too.
We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens). Sunsets and lanai area were wonderful. Nice to be at a smaller property as nothing was crowded or noisy. Condo was really well stocked with necessities saving us time and money: coffee, laundry detergent, first aid kit, ziplock bags etc. You can tell the host comes and stays occasionally and was really attentive. Kids saw turtles in the tide pools on the first day!
Great location and the drive to downtown is just a few minutes. The view is fantastic. Communication with the property manager was great. No issues at all.
Dream location! I loved listening to the crashing waves while falling asleep at night and waking up in the morning.
This was our first visit to Hawaii big island it was so much fun. Best feature is the ocean view especially during sunset. The condo was clean and well prepared with everything you need for water activities like snorkeling gear and small surf boards. The host left detailed instructions of things to do in the island so make sure to check it out as it will save you research time. There is a parking lot underneath the building, a pool with jacuzzi, a popular poke shack and bbqs.
We will certainly come back!
The property was even bigger than expected and well appointed with all necessities and then some. The owner was communicative and super accomodating especially with last minute changes-additions. The place was immaculate-the only "downside" was that the jacuzzi didnt work at the pool but not a big deal as the ocean was right outside. Hope to get to return-would stay here again and again.
My wife, 3 children aged 10, 12, and 16 all had an amazing time at the Condo! The kitchen had everything we needed, the lanai was the perfect spot for a morning coffee and drinks in the evening, where the beautiful sunstes can sweep all your cares away. We had plenty of beach and water supplies to keep us entertained the whole time. The condo was close to the beach, town, grocery shopping, and the view couldn't have been better. We'll definitely be going back, and staying in the condo again someday. Thanks Mike for a great stay!
centrally located and supplies provided for beach and water activities
Our Grandmothers/Granddaughters vacation was spectacular and this property was especially comfortable as our last accommodation. The well-appointed rooms and totally stocked kitchen were much appreciated. It was exceptionally clean, bright and airy. It was great to have a washer/dryer to take care of laundry. Cool sea breezes flowed through the living room and the constant wave action rocked us to sleep. Relaxing on the lanai, we watched surfers, boats, parasailing flights, local birds and sea life which changed every day. We even saw the "Buck Moon" and the resulting high tide. This is the perfect location for local access to beaches, shops and restaurants and for touring the island to the National Volcano Park, Hilo and activities like Zip Lining. A dip in the pool was very pleasant and parking was secure and always available. Maintenance was efficient when we had one small request. The owner, Mike, was very attentive and helpful. We look forward to visiting again.
We had a wonderful stay! Two bedrooms, kitchen and lanai…didn’t need anything more! Well equipped with beach supplies! Great assortment of kitchen pantry items, and spectacular view from both sides!
Tide pools, location to surrounding activities, if only we had more days of vacation!
Mike provided so much information about the area, it helped us plan our days.
Thanks for the attention to detail all along the way!
Location couldn't be more perfect and the unit itself is easily one of the best we've ever encountered. Extremely well stocked kitchen, very nice updates and every convenience included. Very quick and clear communication from host. No AC but with ceiling fans throughout and the ocean breeze it was not missed at all. Would love to return and can highly recommend.
Perfect Ocean Wave Therapy. Exceeded my expectations. Fantastic views. Loved watching the surfers, especially in the early morning...and when I found the binoculars hanging behind the door, I knew I was in the right place. Everything you need to have a great time in Kona. The bedrooms are separated so you don't hear anything but the ocean....put me to sleep every night. Mahalo Mike G.!
This was a wonderful place for our family of four. The condo is right overlooking the tide pools of the rocky coast. The sound of the waves is magical. Easy to find, nice non-crowded pool and hot tub, good kitchen with everything you need. The only thing I was surprised to see was no AC (my fault for not reading all the other reviews closely), but it was not at all needed.
A great place right on the coast, we would love to return on another visit.
Everything was as nice as they advertise. Check in and out was easy. Mike was a great host. He called to see how everything was going just as we arrived. We had a small problem with the tv in the spare bedroom but just let him know and someone was there to check it out within a couple of hours. There was plenty of beach gear to use and beach towels. Kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. Had a great week on the island and picked a great place to stay. Will stay here again if we every make it back to the Big Island.
View was amazing! Great location, had a wonderful time!
The owner was extremely responsive. The condo was clean and updated. We loved the views and location!
What an absolutely wonderful place! The views from the lanai were amazing and we could have spent our whole time there just watching the ocean and tide pools below. My kids enjoyed exploring those tide pools (we saw turtles, colorful fish, crabs!) and playing in the pocket sand beaches right there on the property. The pool was lovely and warm. The unit itself it well equipped, clean and truly perfect. The ocean breeze goes right through, no need for AC at all, but the fans also help. Kitchen was extremely well equipped and we enjoyed grilling out and eating dinner on the lanai. I would love to stay there again!
Thank you Mike for allowing Kat and I for allowing us to stay in this fabulous condo. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular views and sunsets from the lanai. The condo was equipped with everything we needed to allow us to relax and prepare great dinners every evening. We would highly recommend 320 to everyone!
We absolutely loved this rental. It had everything we needed. I loved the sound of the waves from the lanai. The distance to town is just a short drive. The bathrooms were roomy. The views were beautiful and sunset’s amazing. It was well stocked for cooking. We saw four turtles off the lanai at once. I would definitely rent again. We were sad to leave!
Very comfortable, clean. Nice xtra’s for beach use. Beautiful view and good location for exploring the island. Really enjoyed watching the turtles and ocean.
Great place to stay, very cozy and a lot to do. Owners provided wonderful itineraries and things to do around the island. Overall great place to stay!
Great place to stay. Very responsive owner.
Very clean, well stocked beachfront condo with an unsurpassed view
We loved staying here! Great location to anything you want. The ocean front property is exactly as pictured but better! You can't do better than this. Slept to and woke with sounds of the ocean. Watched the surfers and saw the turtles.
Almost everything about securing and enjoying this property, from the owner's impressive and helpful communication to the comfort, attractiveness, views and outfitting of the condo exceeded our expectations. Did I mention views! I could watch the sunset from the large lanai every night for the rest of my life!! We'd return without hesitation when Big Island is in our travel plans.
very good place to take part or visit the Ironman in Kailua Kona, nice view to the sea, excellent parking, good infrastructure directly at Alii drive
We were there for the Ironman World Championship. My son was a finisher. The space was perfect (king room for us, twins for my son and his wife, twins in living room for our grandchildren). Lovely lanai for viewing and photo shots. The kitchen is well supplied, two good bathrooms and towels. We loved the location. The only drawback for us was no AC. We were aware of that prior to going but didn't think the humidity would be as high. All in all, we really liked the place.
This place had everything we needed from comfortable beds, big kitchen, easy parking, and the best thing of all, an amazing ocean view!! We 1000% stay here again.
Convenient location with ample parking, great washer/dryer, snorkeling equipment, fantastic balcony and view. As mentioned in the VRBO page, this unit has no A/C but the fans and opened windows worked well for moderating temperature.
Property was just as it looked and was described in the listing, We enjoyed the ocean sounds during the night. The owner provided us with everything we might have needed. We stayed during the week thus it was quiet. Perfect lodging for 2 people.
This condo was the perfect location for us. It isn't right in the middle of the tourist activity but is close enough to easily get to shopping, food, etc.. A perfect escape from the more hectic parts of town. And the view of the ocean is simply amazing. We spent every evening sitting watching the sunset which was such a relaxing way to end days full of snorkeling and hiking nearby. The host provided great information about activities, broken out by distance from the condo which was awesome. Parking is free and we never had an issue finding a spot. Overall, this was a dream location for us and we will definitely be back!!
Beautiful condo, incredible view from the lanai. Breathtaking!! Wish we could stay longer. Highly recommend!
Wonderful location & absolutely stunning view. Great snorkeling, swimming & tidal pool exploring. And, the condo is great too - clean, well outfitted and very comfortable!
To be honest, its not really a good place for 6 people. Its better for 4. NO A/C (I didn't see that on the listing - my bad). It has wonderful ocean noise at night, smaller place but good price for the week (at the time I booked - 1 year in advance). Back room gets quite warm if door is closed. need to leave all windows open to keep it cool at night in living and master. Great Lanai view of Sunsets. Pool convenient in middle is shaded and nice a warm. Owner wonderfully responsive and helpful from Out of state.
Couldn’t ask for better! Right on the ocean. Communication was great. All necessities included. Thank you Mike!
The view was spectacular and the condo had everything that we needed or wanted.
The views from the lanai were worth the trip alone! What a beautiful spot to relax in between island activities. The condo was the most well stocked of any vacation rental we have seen with everything from snorkel gear to coffee. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Already miss the lanai for the amazingly beautiful views and the crashing waves. Had everything we needed to enjoy the beach. Thank you!
Our family had an incredible time at the pool and walking along the beach. We saw turtles, fish, and many sea creatures. My family and I would go back tonight if we could. Wonderful experience!
We enjoyed a wonderful 4th and 5th of July at Mike and Nicklyn's place. Great finale to our trip to the Hawaiian islands. Two days obviously is way too short! Looking forward to coming back and staying longer!
We stayed here for a week and were so happy with the condo! It had plenty of room for my family of 6 and the balcony over looking the ocean was perfect. I also really appreciated that it was stocked with everything we would need including beach items, towels, toilet paper, etc. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
We really enjoyed our stay! The location was perfect, and we loved sitting on the lanai and listening to the sounds of the ocean! We would stay here again and recommend it.
Overall experience was awesome. Location and the view from the balcony is breathtaking. Sounds of ocean crashing is very soothing.
This is a proper condo with all the utensils for the kitchen available.
Lovely property, very responsive owner, highly recommend!
The highlight for us was the large balcony with a perfect ocean view. Any time spent in the condo was pretty much spent on the balcony. The property is also wonderfully stocked with all the beach going essentials you need to have a great trip (chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, snorkle gear!) I will search for this property again on my next visit to Kona.
Beautiful oceanfront condo! The sound of the waves all day/night are super relaxing, the condo is clean and remodeled, and central location for exploring the big island! Thank you for letting us stay here, Mike.
So much in a compact place and it was perfect. The view was amazing, the kitchen well equipped and a great size, beds for the 4 of us, laundry, a pool and privacy screen and great sized balcony so the early risers and late nighters could coexist for a few days!
Great central location too.
Lovely place. Perfect for our family of four. Place was clean and the view from the lanai watching the sunset was spectacular. As noted, there is no AC and it does keep cool if you follow their directions but it also means everything stays a little damp and your hair will be always beach wavy! Nothing wrong with that as we were on vacation but I didn’t truly realize how much until we were there. It was hot enough so we had do keep all screen doors open and all fans on all the time.
Little pool there helped me with my kids attention as well! It was a lovely place to be for a few days.
This was a perfect spot for our family of 4 while on the Big Island. Having coffee on the lanai each morning while watching the surfers and the waves crashing was something we won't forget -- just paradise. Our boys loved turtle watching in the tide pool below the condo. Da Poke Shack, which is on property, is fantastic for lunch (not open for dinner). We really appreciated the beach chairs, cooler, boogie boards (although the best ones were broken), snorkel gear, and other beach items. The condo was clean and well appointed with everything we needed (except oddly, a spatula for scrambled eggs?). Thank you!
The condo seems old. The building by the sea is special. One can hear and watch the wave right outside the balcony. Without AC, the condo temperature can be uncomfortable despite the fans. There are bugs here and there sometime, and my friend was afraid of them. The bathrooms are not as clean as most 2-star hotel rooms. The shower curtain in one room had too many stains on it. Wished it was cleaner and it would be a much better value in our opinion.
Great experience! Would stay here again! I’m not sure it is possible to get a better view from your balcony in Kona! If you like the idea of falling asleep to loud crashing waves, this is the place for you! We enjoyed many mornings on the patio watching the surfers and waves. Fully stocked, had everything we needed (even more than expected). We appreciated that the owner truly cared about our experience, from sending detailed emails before check in to calling us to check on our stay. Parking was easy, nice pool area, and barbeques are great for grilling! Had all of the beach necessities! Tips for your stay: If you are coming to Kona for the first time you may want to consider shopping at the local Target. Clean store, easy to find things, felt their pricing was lower than other stores. We made a day trip to the volcano and ate lunch at the restaurant overlooking the volcano. Worth the trip, less than a 2 hour drive. I highly recommend the lava tubes too! We visited many great beaches and LOVED the island breeze luau!!! We will never forget our stay here!
Well stocked, and organized. Great atmosphere! Mike was very helpful. Felt more like a family than a rental, very personable, which made us feel welcome and assured our enjoyment was a priority! The views were fantastic. Enjoyed the sea turtles.
Great view and awesome location. Loved seeing the sea turtles right at the water by the condo. Pool was great and condo was maintained and nice. Wish there had been more space empty in closets and surfaces but would definitely stay again .
This is as close to the ocean you can get.
My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary here. You can sit on the lanai and watch the sun set every night. It never seems to get old. In the morning you can see surfers to your left, sea turtles in the tidepool below, and the waves crashing on the lava rocks. If it's hot you can let the ocean breezes flow all the way through the place. Inside, the place is fully equipped with just about anything you could need. In addition to the master suite, the bedroom at the other end has two twin beds and it appears the couch could be used as well. After dark, we were able to stream a program we got hooked on back home. We like to cook and only ate out once during our stay. We never wanted for a tool or a utensil. The parking on the first level is very convenient and you can take the stairs or elevator up the two levels to the unit.
Be sure to read the information in the binder that Mike left for you. It's informative and useful. I arrived needing to relax and thought "I don't have time to read that!" but the next day, I took a deep breath, read it, and I was glad I did. There's lots of good information about the condo and things to do on the island. It's clear that your host cares about you and he's quick to respond to any questions. Unlike many other listings, it's clear from the materials on VRBO that you're getting a place with a direct ocean view.
The place was amazing and Mike was a great host making it super easy. The place was clean and very well equipped leaving nothing to need. The parking and access was easy. The condo is right on the shore with tidepools right outside, where we were able to see a sea turtle, fish, crabs and two moray eels (who didn't seem to like each other). I would highly recommend this rental for anyone coming to the Kona area.
Great location, super clean unit, comfortable bed, well stocked kitchen and beautiful sunsets on the Lanai. Saw turtles every day right outside our unit. Also it was so nice to have all the beach & snorkeling supplies. Just 10 minutes away from shopping & restaurants. Mike was quick to respond to any questions that I had and made several great suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants. I was a little concerned about not having A/C in this unit but with the ceiling fan and opening the slider doors to let the beautiful ocean breeze in, the temperature was perfect and the sound of the ocean lulls you to sleep. Would stay here again 100%
We stayed at Mike’s condo from October 23 - October 30 and it was absolutely lovely. It was exactly as pictured on the Vrbo site. It spotless and had everything we needed and more. Mike sent a ton details regarding everything from where to by groceries to great itineraries well ahead of our trip which helped us plan and get the most out of our stay. The views of the ocean are unbeatable. The location is perfect. I will definitely be booking future stays at his place. Thanks so much for a a great experience Mike.
Beautiful views and the condo was very well equipped. Very nice.
Mike's place was clean and he was very attentive to any concern we had. Our boys loved their twin bed room with TV. We loved our oceanfront room with amazing views of the full moon reflecting off the ocean, perfect breezes, and restful soundscape. Mike's helpful notes on travel to and within the island was so great. Thank you!
This is a great condo, perfect location, awesome sunset from your balcony, beautiful lava beach, plus sea turtles. We made the mistake of grocery shopping before our arrival, the. Found that a lot of basic staples were provided. Excellent communication and response from the owner. Mahalo, Mike!
I’ll start by saying we were lucky enough to see turtles right out front of the condo, pretty amazing!
Location here is great and running into Kona for coffee, bars, dinner was no problem at all. Neighbors were quiet and respectful. Loved the beach amenities that came with the unit and the outdoor patio. Unit and building is dated which was hard to see in the photos but for having a full kitchen, multiple rooms and washer/dryer we were satisfied. Recommend using the pool for a dip! We didn’t until the very last day and regretted it once we spent time there.
BEST LANAI we could've asked for - - we loved starting and ending our day with such an amazing view. Condo was in a great location. Not far from many beaches, restaurants and farmers markets. You won't regret booking this place!
The host provided extensive information about the property and things to do and see while staying there. He also gave very clear instructions about how to check in and use the facilities. The condo was very well supplied with kitchen equipment and condiments, spices, etc.
The place was perfect and the view from the lanai looked like a postcard. We saw a pod of dolphins swim by while drinking out coffee on it. The location was perfect for us as it was a little closer to the snorkeling spots and right above Da Poke Shack. Communicating with the owner was easy and helpful. I've already recommended the rental to friends.
I’ll start off by saying that this condo has pretty much everything you will need. I really liked that about the place. It’s a cute setup and right by the ocean. When we arrived the fridge wasn’t clean so we had to wipe that out. Mike had called me later in the evening to make sure we got in ok. I missed the call but responded by message about the fridge. Never heard back. There’s also no AC. We are from an area that’s 70-75 all the time so the humidity can get to you sometimes when you can’t cool down. Or make it hard to sleep when it’s 80°. Cable tv also wasn’t working so we didn’t have that amenity in the evenings when we were trying to relax. We also had an extra guest charge and we are a family of five. Not sure where that came in when the condo ad states you can sleep six. Other than that, it was great to watch the sunsets and the turtles. There isn’t a great place to swim at the condo but there’s other beaches close by. Restaurants and grocery stores are close by. Lots of people out in the morning walking or jogging the roads was nice. The vibe was nice. Property is kept really clean on the outside. Parking is easy.
Laid back vibe with extra amenities from boogie boards to beach chairs to aloe for sun burn. From the parking garage and the balcony we could watch the surfers endlessly. There were occasional sighting of a sea turtle close to where we picnicked on property.
If you are looking for an ocean-front condo, close to everything, this is it! The condo is perfectly situated just south of town and close to the sandy beaches. The Poke Shack in the complex is the BEST in town and the long line of locals proves that. The condo is well-appointed and has beautiful granite counters. You also get everything you need for your beach days...chairs, cooler, snorkel stuff... you name it. We will definitely stay here again. The pictures perfectly represent the condo but that view, you need to see for yourself...unforgetable.
Cozy condo near Kailua Village. We loved the sounds of the ocean lulling us to sleep every night. Great dealing with owner. A bit hard to find nearby food due to huge crowds. Also some questionable characters hanging around not at the condo but down the street. These were minor issues.
This was just the kind of place we were looking for. My wife and I and our two kids (12 and 9) had a great time. With the tide pools, breathtaking view, and the swimming pools there was enough to do on property. Close to restaurants and stores as needed. It was a perfect home base for us during our stay. Made use of some of the beachgoing gear (boogieboards, snorkels, chairs, coolers) as well which was a huge help.
Everything was perfect. The view and condo are absolutely second to none.
Very happy with our stay. Will book again if ever on the island.
Our family loved the condo! The lanai was the best! Waking up and having your morning coffee and having cocktails in the evening. The ocean and crashing waves were right there. We appreciated all the extras like boogie boards, snorkel gear, chairs and umbrella. It made our trips to the beach easy. Lots of space for a family of four and close to everything. Getting poke @ Da Poke Shack is a must! Freshest poke ever so ono! Enjoyed ourselves so much after after a year of teaching/ learning remotely! Mahalo!
Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens had a wonderful stay at this condo. We had plenty of space, the beds were comfy, kitchen well stocked and the location and view from
the deck was terrific. We ate almost all of our meals outside and really loved the ocean sounds at night. Mike took care of one minor issue very promptly after our arrival and was great to work with. Would highly recommend staying here!
My family stayed here for one night and we were taken away by the beautiful oceanfront views from the windows and large lanai of the property. It is stunning!!! We had a hard time leaving!
As for the property, Mike really has everything you would need and in good condition too! The renovated unit shows, it’s looks updated and was clean.
When I first arrived I had not been sent a lockbox code and I texted Mike and within 30 seconds he called me to give us the code. He also checked in 30 mins later to make sure everything was going well - great host!
All and all great stay! The only con of the unit is it does not have AC (though for our one night stay it wasn’t a problem and all the fans were sufficient), but if you intend to stay longer and are sensitive to heat or the stickiness that comes from being seaside, bear it in mind.
Property was right on the ocean. A little warm without a/c, but wonderful wave sounds to help us fall asleep. Condo was clean and as expected.. Some street noise when the windows/screen door were open to allow breeze as that side is fairly close to the road. Nice location!
It was an amazing place! We loved it!
We can hear the waves, look the sunset, surfers, turtles, beach near by. Beautiful we enjoyed every moment.